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Fire destroys garage and car, damages Lexington house

A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed a garage and a vehicle and severely damaged a Lexington home. Siding on a neighboring home also was damaged.

Battalion Chief Jeff Nantz said firefighters were called to home on the 800 block of Sugarbush Trail after flames and smoke were seen coming from a garage.

Nantz said no one was in the house when the fire began. The homeowner, who showed up while the garage was engulfed, was taken to a local hospital. Her injuries were unknown, but she was receiving oxygen.

Investigators were at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Tuesday's fire was the second in recent days where nearby homes were damaged because of their proximity to the fire. Last week a fire destroyed a home and damaged six others on Hibernia Pass.

"What you're finding is when they build the homes this close, it doesn't take much of a fire to create an exposure problem for your neighbor," Nantz said. "So, this is going to be a problem I have a feeling we're going to see for a long time in Lexington."

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